Apollo Global Management


Exclusive: All3Media back in for Endemol Shine

All3Media is taking another look at acquiring Endemol Shine Group but the chances of the production and distribution giant being broken up to ease the protracted sales process have decreased, TBI has learned. The Liberty Global and Discovery-backed UK-based outfit was among around 12 companies around the world to have looked at buying the production […]

Endemol Shine sale back on the table

Banijay Group has pulled back from plans to buy Endemol Shine Group, TBI understands.  It is believed that the two parties, which have been in discussions around a potential deal since last fall, have hit pause on those talks after failing to agree a price point. Endemol Shine is once again open to other buyers, […]

Apollo, Disney hang on to Endemol Shine as sale suspended

Peaky Blinders producer Endemol Shine Group is to be folded into Disney following the suspension of its headline-grabbing sale. Apollo Global Management and 21st Century Fox – which each holds a 50% stake in Endemol Shine – are believed to have suspended the extensive sales process for the Black Mirror producer after numerous suitors failed to meet their […]

Endemol Shine France COO named

The soon-to-launch Endemol Shine France will have Delphine Cazaux as its directrice générale. Cazaux (pictured) is currently COO and head of production at Endemol France, which makes up one of two French prodcos merging to create the new Endemol Shine Group-owned company. The directrice générale position is similar to what English-language businesses would refer to […]

Ex-Endemol Shine UK pair launch indie

Former Endemol Shine UK bosses David Flynn and Lucas Church have created a new independent studio, Youngest Media. The pair exited Endemol Shine Group last year following its creation at the end of 2014. They have now launched London-based Youngest, which is described as “a new breed of independent studio delivering “television, video and digital […]

Hincks to exit Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Group’s president, Tim Hincks, has decided to leave the mega-indie. This ends a 17-year association with Endemol Shine and its predecessor, Endemol. Hincks was effectively named as Endemol Shine’s number two upon its creation at the beginning of last year, with Sophie Turner Laing installed as CEO. However, he will leave the company […]

Apollo sells last Nine shares

Private equity group Apollo Global Management has sold its 9.82% shareholding in Australia’s Nine Entertainment Co. Apollo had already shopped a 13% stake to affiliates of Bruce Gordon, the owner of regional broadcaster WIN, this year. The firm has shed its last stake holding through a fully underwritten block trade, which was distributed to a […]

O’Connell exits as Core aims to refinance

Jennifer O’Connell is reportedly exiting Core Media Group as part of a management restructuring as the Apollo Global Management-owned company aims to refinance more than US$300 million in debt. Core’s head of US television has left the American Idol producer, with Matt Sharp, CEO of subsidiary Sharp Entertainment, now taking on Core’s TV projects. O’Connell, […]

Endemol Shine names int’l ops COO

Marina Williams has been named COO of international operations at Endemol Shine Group. Williams (pictured) was formerly Endemol Shine’s regional CEO of central and eastern Europe and Middle East and North Africa, but has added India and Africa to her duties with the promotion. She will work closely with management at local companies such as […]

Endemol Shine launches in Germany

Endemol and Shine have begun working as a merged unit in Germany this week, with the shape of their united subsidiary divisions now known. Endemol Shine Germany will be organised along four lines: Comedy and Light Entertainment, Show (formats), Reality, and Docu & Factual. As previously reported, Endemol Germany’s Marcus Wolter (pictured) will run Endemol Shine […]